Lawn Maintenance Contracts

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jh61986, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. jh61986

    jh61986 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I have been doing this part time for 4 years now and since I graduated college I am going to do this full time. I have 55 clients and hopefully more to come after my advertising. I have two dilemeas. The first is my pricing. I know its hard to talk about but maybe I can get some feedback on the generic pricing. I price the mowing by how long it takes my guys. My one commercial property takes my 2 guys 1 hour and i charge 120 per cut. Do you guys charge by sq. ft. or by looking at it or what? Also how do you price mulching, by the yard and if so how much do you charge per yard. As of now I am charging 100 per yard installed. If you have the time, how do you charge fertilization, aeration, leaf removal, and lime applications. I know this is a lot and I am sorry but I am just wondering if I am doing this right. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. lawnmagicinc

    lawnmagicinc LawnSite Member
    from jax fl
    Posts: 48

    that sounds about right
     
  3. c-bass

    c-bass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    how much does one yard of mulch cost you?
     
  4. lawnmagicinc

    lawnmagicinc LawnSite Member
    from jax fl
    Posts: 48

    my cost for red mulch is 17.50per yard then i tack on labor an delivery
     
  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Where in the heck do you guys get mulch for so cheap?????? Your cost is half of what I pay!
     
  6. lawnmagicinc

    lawnmagicinc LawnSite Member
    from jax fl
    Posts: 48

    there is a co here in town that shreds trees an dies it right on site
     
  7. lawnmagicinc

    lawnmagicinc LawnSite Member
    from jax fl
    Posts: 48

    i am in jax fl were are you out of
     
  8. lawnmagicinc

    lawnmagicinc LawnSite Member
    from jax fl
    Posts: 48

    what are you paying for a yard of mulch
     
  9. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    I am over in Gulf Breeze. Right beside Pensacola, on the Gulf.
    I pay twice what you pay!
     
  10. lawnmagicinc

    lawnmagicinc LawnSite Member
    from jax fl
    Posts: 48

    i found this guy about 3 years ago not to many co know about him he suplys the landscape places that sell it retail so i get from the guy who makes it
     

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